sound card

Forum discussion tagged with sound card.
  1. Ryster_117

    Question Cannot install drivers for Asus Strix Raid DLX sound card ?

    Like I said I am unable to install the drivers for my Strix Raid DLX sound card that I installed earlier today. Took me 7 hours just to get audio to come through the control box and then I lost it again. I have no actual control of the audio because the drivers from both the cd and website both...
  2. RAII

    [SOLVED] Asus Essence STX II - Power Connector (4-pin Molex)

    Hello, I have a pretty weird question: Is there a way for me to test if the Asus Essence STX II is properly connected to my power supply? For some reason that 4-pin Molex slot is incredibly hard to connect with the female pin. I don't know why, but it seems to take unbelievable amounts of force...
  3. P

    Question Why does my Asus STX II sound card rapidly dip the volume of the mids and highs when the bass hits?

    Lately my Asus Essence STXII has been rapidly lowering the volume of the mids and highs when the bass hits, and then they bounce right back up in volume, with even maybe a bit of overshoot. I'm pretty sure it hasn't done this before, at least to the same degree. I'm using 4 year old ATH-M50x...
  4. J

    [SOLVED] Can I add a PCI 2 card to a computer with only PCI E slots?

    I've been getting into music production and my dad gave me this old MIDI expansion card for my PC that he payed a forture for back in the early 2000s. This would be great, but at the moment I've got a B-350 motherboard which has no PCI 3 slots and this is a PCI 3 card. This is probably not...
  5. EdenY

    Question Will an internal sound card help with Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X electric sound?

    Hi, I have a Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X motherboard with Intel i7-9700K I have the same issue described here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/gigabyte-z390-gaming-x-making-an-electric-buzz-sound.3531617 As I don't wish to replace the motherboard, I'm thinking about getting the following...
  6. [SOLVED] White noise/hissing from in-ear headphones

    Hello, I have KZ ZSN PRO earphones. I'm listening to music from Spotify on my Lenovo P2 Android phone. My ears are so sensitive that I can't stand the disturbing distortion. When it is too quiet and I lowered down the volume, it is more unbearable. The hissing is less when I plug it to my PC...
  7. G

    Question What's the latest or best PCI sound card?

    I have an older PC with a motherboard that still has an old PCI slot on it. I only occasionally use this PC these days but I was looking to give it a bit of an upgrade here and there. I was looking into a sound card for it since the motherboard audio isn't that great these days. However, it's a...
  8. T

    Question Can I use a sound card with a desktop amplifier at the same time? Is there any reason not to?

    I recently purchased a pair of 250 ohm headphones, I currently have a reasonably old sound blaster z sound card, whilst this is working fine with my headphones I was thinking about buying a desktop amp just for convenience as well as the fact I am looking to build myself a new pc in the coming...
  9. saltySquash

    Question Creative Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus with MMX 300 - (and motherboard compatibility?)

    Hi. I recently purchased a Beyerdynamic MX300 Gen 2, and I have been considering to get this: (Creative Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus) https://www.computersalg.dk/i/6358036/sound-blasterx-ae-5-plus-black. I'm just wondering if first of all; they would work well together, second of all, if it would fit...
  10. D

    [SOLVED] should I buy Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2?

    I have HyperX Cloud Stinger which I'm using since more than 2 years, and thinking about getting a new headphone. Sellers are offering Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 for less than 100$, but I'm unsure about their performance compared to the compitition in same price range. P.S: I dont have a sound card...
  11. Question Asus Strix Soar driver issue

    Hello everyone. I just bought an Asus Strix Soar sound card. I have installed Sonic Studio software and noticed a few issues that started happening with my microphone volume. Randomly when I talk louder, the volume automatically lowers down, as it can be seen through the software and in windows...
  12. X

    Question How to make V Moda's sound better on PC?

    I have a pair of V Moda LP 2's, i love bass and nice crisp rich audio. I had that with a Blue Snowball for audio in Discord and other games. I thought getting Steelseries Arctis Pro's + the DAC and built in Sabre soundcard would be better quality, which they are louder, the bass is much cleaner...
  13. D

    Question Max Volume Still Somewhat Low

    Hi all, I recently purchased the Phillips X2HRs from Amazon. They sound great and the experience is fine as is but for games, some music, and even discord is a lot quieter than it was on my Corsair Void headset. I've tried reinstalling the audio drivers, fussing with the audio enhancements...
  14. L

    Question Creative Sound Blaster G3 vs. Creative Sound BlasterX G1

    Hi all, I do not know much about audio, do these sound cards both have DACs and AMPs that perform similarly aside from the features? Are there any better, or similar performing external sound cards for a lower price? (USD)
  15. Anub100

    Question Does my wireless headphone use my motherboards sound card

    I have a wireless headphone (hyper x cloud flight). It uses usb. Does it use my on board sound card? Or i have to buy a DAC that has usb so i can plug my headphones usb dongle there. Im planning to buy a good motherboard x570 that has alc1220. I just want to know if my headphones will be using...
  16. A

    Question Can I connect a PCI soundcard to a laptop's ExpressCard slot or eSata slot?

    Hello! I have an M-Audio Delta 1010LT PCI sound card (Here's a review so you can see it - https://www.gearslutz.com/board/reviews/715065-m-audio-delta-1010lt.html) which is in my now very tired Dell T3400 workstation, which since the upgrade to Windows 10 can't really cope anymore. I'd like to...
  17. Chess of confusion

    Question Just a question about sound cards

    Can all sound cards work in all PCs, so what's happened my front panel 3.5 mm jack is the only port that works my MIC, it's all sound PC integrated. l feel that the pins inside, have all lifted up because, when i put my MIC jack inside it's only comes out my right speaker. I have to hold...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Creative Soundblaster G6 optical and USB?

    Recently I've been looking into getting the creative soundblaster g6. However I'm wondering, if it is possible, to run it both optical and by USB because my motherboard has a optical output but no input. I am only wondering about this because I've heard that it improves quality greatly if you...
  19. P

    [SOLVED] Sound BlasterX AE-5 vs high quality DAC

    Hi, I currently have a Gaming PC with a dedicated sound card, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 and a pair of Edifier audiophile grade stereo speakers along with the Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. I was wondering if it'd be worth it to get a high quality DAC in order to get a superior sound quality vs...
  20. [SOLVED] Is my ASUS STRIX RAID PRO 7.1 Sound Card Compatible with my Asus Z97M-PLUS Motherboard?

    Hi there, I was just hoping if anyone would be able to tell me if the "ASUS STRIX RAID PRO 7.1 Channel PCI-Express Sound Card" is compatible with my Motherboard. The Manufacturer of my Motherboard is "ASUSTek COMPUTER INC." and its model is "Z97M-PLUS". I'm running Win 7 x64. Thanks for the help!